Monthly Archives: September 2010

Boosting your immune system

Being under the weather while pregnant is no fun. On top of feeling miserable, there’s the added concern that taking anything to help you feel better could be harmful to your baby. Depending on your situation, a limited number of … Continue reading

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Food for thought

Boosting baby’s brainpower starts with your bump. Since the nutrients needed for healthy brain development are passed directly from your diet, what you eat (and don’t eat) when pregnant can impact your little one’s memory, motor development, language skills and … Continue reading

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Documenting your pregnancy

You’re about to grow in amazing ways, both physically and emotionally. And although every detail of your evolution may be extraordinarily vivid as you experience it, the changes you undergo and the feelings that overwhelm you will become less lucid … Continue reading

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Fear not!

You know the feeling: It’s 3 a.m. and your partner is snoring beside you, but you’re wide awake, playing out 100 different scenarios of what motherhood is going to be like … Will my baby be healthy? What if I … Continue reading

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Make time for mom

Before giving birth to my son, I thought I was a pretty busy person. After a week of mothering a newborn, however, I realized that my prebaby life had been luxuriously languid. From that final push on, there pretty much … Continue reading

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Beat the freeze

Baby your bundle, bundle your baby It’s the foremost rule of winter care, for baby and baby’s mama: Bundle up. Common sense is a valuable asset when it comes to dressing your little one, and many of the same tricks … Continue reading

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Arm's Reach Co-Sleeping Portable Pet Bunk

Written by: Katherine September 30 2010 If you had a furry baby before welcoming your flesh-and-blood bundler of joy, Arm’s Reach has you covered with their doggyco-sleeping portable pet bunk. It is awesome! It makes my sweet Labrador feel like … Continue reading

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Belabumbum Ariel Mom & Baby Set

Written by: Meredith September 29 2010 One of the most exciting milestones in the last stretch of pregnancy is packing the bag for the hospital. The only problem I faced when picking out an assortment of cute outfits for my … Continue reading

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Meet the cast

Casting call Obstetrician or perinatologist. These highly trained specialists are the most common picks for prenatal care. If your pregnancy is considered high risk in any way, you will probably need to see one of these niche docs. (A personal … Continue reading

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Winter ills 101

Written by: P&N September 29 2010 A simple breakdown of pesky winter bugs. What is the flu? The flu is a specific virus that changes slightly from year to year. It’s characterized by sudden fever, fatigue, chills and cold symptoms. … Continue reading

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Queasy for the long haul?

Written by: Sheri September 28 2010 At 15 weeks, I’m still feeling queasy most days and throwing up a handful of times each week. I’ve been hoping with all my might that I’ll wake up one morning feeling like a … Continue reading

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Chalkin' it up

Written by: Candace September 27 2010 Chalkboards have been around for a long time, but I’ve never seen them used in such hip and interesting ways as I’ve been finding them lately. From reversible tabletops to chalkboard-labeled storage bins, blackboards … Continue reading

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Tiny Love Gymini Bouncer

Written by: Meredith September 26 2010 If there’s one thing that the Tiny Love Gymini Bouncer is definitely not short on, it’s stimulation for baby! The first thing I noticed when I took the Gymini Bouncer out of the box … Continue reading

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Over the rabbitmoon

Written by: P&N September 25 2010 Congrats to P&Nreader Jennifer Tilton who was the lucky 50th responder! Rabbitmoon wants to share the celebration of their new site with P&N readers! If you're the 50th person to email Rabbitmoon at service@rabbitmoon-usa.com, … Continue reading

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The sign says it all

Written by: Lacey September 23 2010 I came across these prints while looking for a way to give my kids friendly reminders for things they frequently forget (like putting their toys away when they're done playing with them), and I … Continue reading

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Britax Marathon 70

Like many new moms, car safety is not something that I take lightly. Long before becoming pregnant, I had heard from several moms that Britax was the go-to brand for convertible car seats. So I was very interested when I … Continue reading

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Diaper bag S.O.S.

Written by: Sheri September 22 2010 After two years, my first diaper bag is ripped, worn and tattered.With a toddler, I find it easier to stuff a few extra things—a few diapers, a sippy cup, and a snack—into my bag. … Continue reading

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Rock it out

Written by: P&N September 21 2010 With cool weather knocking on the door, it’s that yummy time of year that calls for a wardrobe revamp. Inspired by the season’s trends (leather, animal print, military), here are a few suggestions to … Continue reading

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Fun flags for nursery walls

Written by: Lauren September 20 2010 Friends, I think I may need an intervention. I'm obsessed with buntings/pennants/whatever you want to call those cute little flags that hang from a string. Obsessed! Some people may think they're great for parties—and … Continue reading

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Playtex Diaper Genie II Elite

Written by: Meredith September 19 2010 There’s nothing worse than walking into a house that smells like poop. That’s why I was on a mission to find a diaper pail that would mask even the smelliest of messes. Having heard … Continue reading

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It's a pleather

Written by: P&N September 18 2010 Being socially conscious shouldn’t sacrifice your or your little one’s style. Outfit your mini me in cool, PETA-friendly leather and fur alternatives. Gymboree $25 My Baby Rocks $49 Crocs $40 Kenneth Cole Reaction Kids … Continue reading

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Walls that wow

Written by: Lauren September 17 2010 Wallpaper is back in a big way and, quite frankly, I couldn't be happier about it. As you'll know if you picked up a copy of our Buyer's Guide, I'm a big fan of … Continue reading

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Philips AVENT Digital Video Monitor SCD600

Written by: Meredith September 15 2010 Being a first time mom of the somewhat paranoid variety, I was looking for a way to keep both an eye and an ear on my daughter at all times. For me, a good … Continue reading

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Philips AVENT Digital Video Monitor SCD600

Written by: Meredith September 15 2010 Being a first time mom of the somewhat paranoid variety, I was looking for a way to keep both an eye and an ear on my daughter at all times. For me, a good … Continue reading

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Gender Guessing Game

Written by: Sheri September 14 2010 Like almost all expecting parents, I’m starting to wonder whether this little person inside me is a boy or a girl. Right now, I have my money on “girl.”I have some good reasons, too. … Continue reading

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Dare to dazzle

Written by: P&N September 14 2010 ShoeDazzle is like a CD of the month club, but 20 times better. It’s an innovative online concept for the shoe lover (so for every girl, right?). You’ll take a quick style profile so … Continue reading

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Alphabet soup

Written by: Lacey September 13 2010 Since my kids just headed back to school a couple of weeks ago, I've had ABCs on the brain. I love the idea of adding alphabet-themed odds and ends to a nursery, and there's … Continue reading

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Philips AVENT iQ Bottle Warmer

Written by: Meredith September 12 2010 I was very curious to try out the Philips AVENT iQ Bottle Warmer because I had heard varying opinions about the usefulness of bottle warmers in general. I had heard just as many moms … Continue reading

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Philips AVENT iQ Bottle Warmer

Written by: Meredith September 12 2010 I was very curious to try out the Philips AVENT iQ Bottle Warmer because I had heard varying opinions about the usefulness of bottle warmers in general. I had heard just as many moms … Continue reading

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Skater boy

Written by: P&N September 11 2010 Did you meet Junior’s dad while he was sporting long hair and nonchalantly trying to impress you with his nosegrind on the rail? Okay, maybe your dude isn’t a skater, but my sister’s dude … Continue reading

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Rhoost Child Safety Products

Written by: Meredith September 08 2010 Having just moved into a new house, I was in desperate need of quite a few baby-proofing products. But I hated the idea of junking up such a nice new place with the typical … Continue reading

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Discount alert!

Written by: P&N September 08 2010 Our buddies at Byanew.com are offering 15% off to P&N readers! (Enter code:CinchIt) It’s the perfect incentive to buy the Cinch—the tummy wrap that’s going to help get you back to pre-baby shape post-baby. … Continue reading

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Baby Bump

Written by: Sheri September 07 2010 Life at our house is finally starting to look a little rosier as my nausea slowly fades. (And just in time for our upcoming trip to England—whew!) I can muster cooking dinner a few … Continue reading

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phil&teds metoo high chair

From the moment I laid eyes on the phil&teds metoo high chair packaging, I knew this wasn’t your typical high chair. In fact, the box was so flat and compact that I started to wonder if it was missing some … Continue reading

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Hanging in the Hammock

Written by: Kera September 02 2010 I'm obsessed with this infant hammock by hushamok that I saw featured on HGTV's The Antonio Treatment. I love the beautiful beech wood stand, and the modern styling. I'm sure any baby (including me) … Continue reading

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líllébaby EuroTote

Written by: Meredith September 01 2010 I have to admit, when I first laid eyes on the l

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Bright Starts Ingenuity Cradle and Sway Swing

Written by: Julie August 31 2010 The Bright Starts Ingenuity Cradle and Sway Swing is an excellent product with all the features and style anyone could need in an infant swing. Out of the box the step by step assembly … Continue reading

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Graco Swing ‘n Bounce Infant 2-in-1 Swing

Written by: Megan August 31 2010 Graco is a well-known brand with new moms, and I was happy to receive their 2-in-1 swing to review! The swing and bouncer combo is handy, and it saves space and money. The design … Continue reading

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Sassy ModPod Pop Monkey Bouncer

Written by: Katie August 31 2010 This bouncy seat is so cute! There are several things I love about it, and just a few I think maybe could be a bit better. Let's start with the good stuff. The design … Continue reading

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Carter’s Cozy Comfort Musical Swing

Written by: Tresa August 31 2010 The Cozy Comfort Musical Swing has been a lifesaver for my husband and me when our little Ben is fussy.He immediately calms when we place him in the swing.He either stares at the three … Continue reading

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Fisher-Price Space Saver Swing and Seat

Written by: Anne August 31 2010 I absolutely love the convenience of this 2-in-1 seat and swing. I’ve been a fan of Fisher-Price since my first baby was born 10 years ago, because I have found that they consistently have … Continue reading

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First Trimester Travels

Written by: Sheri August 31 2010 My first trimester has quite accidentally fallen in the middle of summer vacation season. Since my husband and I moved away from many of our friends and family a few years ago, we spend … Continue reading

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Discount den

Written by: P&N August 31 2010 There’s a coupon clipper in all of us. We all love a good deal, but it can prove time-consuming seeking some out. You can drive yourself nuts-o keeping track of free shipping offers, coupon … Continue reading

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